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Help identifying a complex kanji found in a magazine

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Help identifying a complex kanji found in a magazine

Postby rmpressler_520097 » February 15th, 2018 7:37 pm

I have a collection of Japanese magazines and books that I use to aid my learning. I am usually able to find the kanji without issue but this one is a doozie. The images are huge so I don't want to embed them as they'll take up the whole screen:

Image 1: https://content.screencast.com/users/RichardPressler/folders/Jing/media/b99bd4ec-1d33-4f5c-849b-da6dcfddf52e/00000769.png

Image 2: https://content.screencast.com/users/RichardPressler/folders/Jing/media/5c7a52a6-4cb3-49fa-82e1-6ae8481c8d24/00000770.png

I've tried using the Google Translate app's kanji drawing capability. Usually, it will find me the kanji, then I can copy/paste the typed character into jisho.org. However, this one is so complex and kind of hard to identify every stroke against the background in the magazine, so I think I'm making mistakes drawing it that prevent the app from correctly identifying it.

I also tried using jisho.org's radical search to no avail. I'm still quite rusty identifying radicals in 10+ stroke kanji.

I even poured over every kanji listed in Wikipedia's kanji page between 14 and 16 strokes several times and could not find it.

I was hoping someone here might be able to identify it and just type it into the forum so I can plug it into jisho.org and go from there :emoji_smile:

Thanks!
-Richard

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Re: Help identifying a complex kanji found in a magazine

Postby mmmason8967 » February 15th, 2018 10:48 pm

The red arrow in the images is pointing to 犠牲 (ぎせい), which means victim or scapegoat. Here's the mystery kanji a bit larger:-



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Re: Help identifying a complex kanji found in a magazine

Postby community.japanese » March 7th, 2018 6:24 pm

Hi Richard,

Thank you for posting the question.

Here's Jisho.org page for the word 犠牲.
http://jisho.org/search/%E7%8A%A0%E7%89%B2

Hi マイケル,

Thank you for helping Richard. Great job! Keep it up!

Regards,
Miki H
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